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2002 Toyota ECHO - Consumer Reviews

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Great Little Car
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By Bert
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2002 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car! I bought this car used from an individual. I have nearly 100,000 miles, and not a single problem. Comfy, roomy for a tiny package and great on gas!


Best Features

MPG, roomy interior, large trunk.


Worst Features

Need wiper delay, more sound insulation. Some fit and finish problems in interior. A lot of high frequency rattles in dashboard. Fold down back seat should be standard. Most other cars in this price range have these items. Still a great car!


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Best car for first time driver
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By Nuno
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2002 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car for my wife for her to learn how to drive, not only was she comfortable, it was fun to drive. We even took it from NY to North Carolina and Virginia Beach. We made a great trip, Never had any problem with it. and Gas consumption, on that trip was over 36 mpg and in city is around 32-35. Very easy to park, and to find park for. This car was a great experience for us.


Best Features

Gas consumption, easy to park and fun to drive, looks small but when you step on the gas, it goes fast. You should see the trunk on this little car, impressive.


Worst Features

Exterior design could be better.


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Almost a Great car...
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By GPRenegade
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2002 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my echo after driving a V6 Buick LeSabre so my numbers for performance and comfort may be a little biased, but the rest of my ratings are bluntly honest and accurate. Performance & comfort: has good acceleration from a standstill, but not so great at higher speeds (engine vibrates, whines, and often hesitates). Fun & economy: the Echo handles like a go-kart. Great for turns and navigating traffic, not so great at high speed or in bad weather. Gas mileage is good, close to what is expected. Design & quality & reliability: great interior styling, love the speedometer placement. Hate the exterior styling. It reminds me of a ride at disneyland. As for reliability, it's a Toyota.


Best Features

Odometer/speedometer placement. Simple, minimalist interior styling. Go-Kart handling. Gas mileage.


Worst Features

A tachometer would be nice, and maybe a lower roofline. The car would be SOO much better if they'd fix that goofy grill.


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good little car
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By ray
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2002 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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great little car, little gas to operate no major problems so far


Best Features

great ac/ excellent radio and quality


Worst Features

it was improved with the yaris


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Great commuter on a budget
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By Vivorodz
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2002 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I have never been displeased with the impact on the pocket book. This car has been driven as a commuter to college (20 miles one way) and as a teacher (25 mi one way) with LOW impact on the pocket book. When gas was in the $1 range I could fill up for around $15, now a days I spent closer to $25 but I am not complaining. I avg. around 30-35 miles per gallon in my automatic and make several trips to San Antonio a year for conventions. This car makes it from the Dallas Fort Worth area to San Antonio (around 300 miles) on 3/4 of a tank easily, fully loaded and with the air conditioner running.


Best Features

GREAT gas mileage, loads of storage and cubby holes, plenty of room for 4 adults - even over 6 foot, lots of head room, easy to drive and see instrument panel


Worst Features

Upgraded suspension would be nice, you tend to feel the road too much in my opinion. More settings for the wipers other than medium rain and downpour. Standard ABS, power windows, locks, and mirrors.


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